Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.21.08

  • LAPD officers are far more likely to stop, search and arrest minorities than whites, according to a ACLU-sponsored study that adjusted for high- and low-crime areas. LAT, DN
  • The Times leads the paper with the most outrage-causing finding in Controller Laura Chick's audit of the LAPD's handling of rape kits — that 200 unprocessed kits now can't be used as evidence. LAT, DN
  • Eli Broad ranks #3 on a list of the most philanthropic U.S. billionaires. Portfolio
  • Dozens of members of the Mongols motorcycle gang were arrested today on federal racketeering charges following a three-year investigation. DN wires
  • A forensic specialist hired by Kazuyoshi Miura's attorney says the Japanese murder suspect was murdered inside the Parker Center jail. The LAPD says he committed suicide. LAT
  • "If you don't pass Measure R, there will be no money for traffic improvements for the next 30 years," Mayor Villaraigosa says. Bottleneck Blog
  • A 48-foot female fin whale was carried into the Port of Long Beach on the bow of a freighter that struck and killed the whale. Daily Breeze
  • What ever happened to local casino king George Hardie? LAT
  • The Daily Breeze also endorsed Barack Obama. Breeze
  • LAT wins national awards for its weekly Travel and Food sections.

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